Mac Mini Optical Out not working, Help plz!

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by s0krass0r, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. s0krass0r macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2008

    I have a huge problem.

    I have hooked up a 2009 Mac Mini (2.16, 4 gb RAM, SL 10.6.3) to my sony receiver.
    When using an analogue cable, it works, but in stereo of course.
    I plugged in a tosslink optical cable, and nothing happened, so I thought maybe the cable is broken, so I bought a new one.
    So when I plugged it in, it worked....for about 2 hours.
    Since then, I had no luck whatsoever, no sound, nothing, nada.
    I tried using the cable with my macbook, worked like a charm.
    Several reboots and a pram reset later, same thing, no sound.
    I checked the settings, but there's nothing really to change there, it's set to digital out and that's it.

    I even tried a ridiculously long terminal command to reset core audio, to no avail.

    so, any ideas?

    help would be greatly appreciated

  2. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2009
    Can't say that I have any experience with this, but have you looked at the Audio MIDI Setup utility in your Utilities folder?

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